McMullen & Wing Release More Details About Yard #1016


In New Zealand superyacht builder McMullen & Wing continue building the 50 metre expedition motor yacht originally ordered as a replacement for Big Fish which they completed for Richard Beatie in 2010.

Clearly continuing their reputation for building some of the world’s most capable yachts, the project has been acquired a buyer seeking to explore the world in comfort and security.

McMullen & Wing is rare in the yacht building world in their ability to build to in steel, aluminium and advanced composites up to 60 metres. With a delivery date for this yacht set for early 2016, the company is open to any new enquiries.

Still identified only as yard number 1016, the yacht is a long range displacement motor yacht, featuring naval architecture, exterior styling and interior design by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects, together with the builder’s l in-house design team.

This new project is a clear evolution of the same team’s much admired 45m Big Fish design. In styling, Big Fish inspired the yachting world with her combination of classical but muscular proportion, striking architectural lines and extensive full height glazing, wrapped around a light, contemporary, relaxed interior. In her expedition credentials, the yacht set new standards of capability: exploring the true extremes of the world’s oceans in comfort, confidence and reliability.

The new yacht combines that sea going capability with a very close relationship to the ocean. The lowered aft cockpit is a protected area for fishing and lounging, closely connected to the expansive aft deck whilst directly in touch with the water’s surface. An extensive fleet of tenders and toys will provide for every activity.

The contemporary interior, also designed by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects, will accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 cabins and will showcase natural materials in a relaxed modern ambience. Light, airy interior spaces flow seamlessly onto extensive decks on all levels. Bulwark balconies allow the floor-to-ceiling glazed doors from the dining space to frame a spectacular vista, whilst also providing the ultimate sunbathing location, suspended over the water. The owners’ suite, on the bridge deck aft, opens onto its own private aft deck.

Completely custom, and fashioned entirely by McMullen & Wing’s in-house team of craftsmen, the construction of this new yacht is a truly personal creative experience for the owner

As the yacht takes shape in the shipyard, the focus moves more and more from paper and computers to physical reality. Along the journey, the owner plans to take advantage of the opportunity of these visits to experience some of the treasures of beautiful New Zealand. On handover, scheduled for early 2016, the yacht will begin her world adventure in the pristine waters of Auckland, then on to the stunning beauty of the South Pacific before heading out to explore the world.